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Covid-19 death toll in Bengal jumped to 1,629 with 48 casualties

 Kolkata, Aug 01 : With another record number of 48 people succumbing in Corona pandemic in West Bengal today to take the total number of deaths in the state to 1,629 by this evening, a record number of  another 2,589 people tested positive during the last 24 hours, 


Informing this the latest Medical Bulletin issued by the state Health department here this evening said in the wake of an unabated surge in infection among a record number of  2,589 people in one day, the total number of those affected by Corona virus in Bengal so far crossed the 72,000 mark to touch the figure of 72,777 this evening, up from  70,188 yesterday,  projecting a grim scenario.


Among today's 48 deceased, 30  were the residents of Kolkata and 12 were from North 24 Parganas and Howrah, while the rest were from other districts of South and North Bengal,the Bulletin said.


 Of the  record number of 2,589 new Covid cases in one day in the state, the maximum 1037 were from Kolkata alone,followed by those from other districts.


Meanwhile, the total number of Active Corona cases in different hospitals once again surged by a record number of 398 today to take their total number to  over 20,000 to reach 20, 631 mark today from 20,233 barely 24 hours ago.

 In this present grim situation the total number of daily Covid tests in the state has,however, further increased to cross the 20,000 mark to touch the figure of 20,065 today from 19,003   yesterday taking their total number to 9.13,465 today from 8,93,400 yesterday, the Bulletin said


Similarly, the rate of recovery of Covid-19 patients in West Bengal during the day slightly jumped to 69.41 per cent today from 68.92 per cent yesterday, compared to the national average of over 67 per cent.


Altogether 2,143 people were discharged from different hospitals and safely returned home  today,the Bulletin said adding so far altogether 50,517 people,up from 48,374 people, yesterday,were able to return home after recovery.

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